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Summer impressions on the Hawks

Friday, August 9, 2013, 9:07 PM
It was only one practice, but here are a few observations after watching St. Joseph’s work out before heading to Italy Aug. 11-21. *Halil Kanacevic looks leaner and seems even taller than his listed 6-8. Kanacevic still has a physical style he and Ronald Roberts Jr. will be strong bangers inside... Read more

Hawks open with LSU in Old Spice Classic

Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 5:19 PM
St. Joseph’s men’s basketball team will open play in the Old Spice Classic on Thanksgiving, Nov. 28 against LSU. The 8:30 p.m. game will be televised by ESPN2. The Old Spice Classic will be staged at the HP Field House at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex near Orlando, Florida. St. Joseph’s... Read more

Aiken to work out for Sixers

Friday, June 14, 2013, 1:04 PM
The 76ers have scheduled a workout with former St. Joseph’s forward C.J. Aiken on June 24, according to his agent. The Sixers have a first-round pick (11th overall) and two second-round selections (35th and 42d) in the June 27 NBA draft. Aiken, a 6-foot-9, 216-pounder who left St. Joe's after... Read more

Aiken to work out for Atlanta Hawks

Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 4:15 PM
Former St. Joseph’s forward CJ Aiken will work out with the Atlanta Hawks on Friday. The 6-foot-9, bulked-up 216-pounder has already worked out for the Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets, Chicago Bulls, Detroit Pistons, and the Washington Wizards. Aiken, who applied for the June 27 NBA draft... Read more

Aiken pursuing pros

Friday, March 22, 2013, 2:18 PM
St. Joseph’s center C.J. Aiken will bypass his senior season to pursue a professional basketball career. The 6-foot-9 Aiken averaged 10.4 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.6 blocked shots for the 18-14 Hawks. "After lengthy meetings with C.J. Aiken and his family, C.J. has decided to pursue a career... Read more

Final game typifies Hawks season

Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 7:20 PM
The final game was sort of a microcosm of the season for St. Joseph’s – some good stretches, some rough ones and then a disappointing ending. The Hawks finished 18-14 following Tuesday’s 63-61 loss to St. John’s in an opening NIT game at Hagan Arena. The game received plenty... Read more

Hawks prepare for NIT

Monday, March 18, 2013, 1:50 PM
St. Joseph’s coach Phil Martelli isn’t looking at his team’s second straight NIT appearance as a way to prepare for next year. At 18-13, Martelli sees the NIT as an opportunity to improve now. “It’s a chance to win a game against great competition,” he said. The... Read more

Kanacevic talks about the key technical foul

Saturday, March 16, 2013, 10:13 PM
Since St. Joseph’s 82-79 Atlantic Ten quarterfinal loss to VCU, it’s been suggested by Hawks fans that the technical foul on Halil Kanacevic was a major turning point. Yes, the Hawks lost by just three, a deceptive margin, since they hit a three at the buzzer and VCU did let down in the... Read more

Video: Hawks show effort in loss

Saturday, March 16, 2013, 3:20 AM
Marc Narducci of the Inquirer reports from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. where St. Joe's lost to VCU in the A-10 tournament, 82-79. Read more

A-10 Quarterfinal Preview

Friday, March 15, 2013, 9:36 AM
ATLANTIC 10 QUARTERFINAL No. 10 St. Joseph’s (18-12) vs. No. 2 VCU (24-7) Tonight, 6:30 p.m. at the Barclays Center Storyline: VCU has long ago secured a berth in the NCAA Tournament. It’s believed that St. Joseph’s has to win the A-10 tourney to secure a bid. Coaches: St. Joseph’s... Read more
About this blog
Marc Narducci has performed a variety of jobs at The Inquirer since beginning with the paper in 1983. A long-time high school sports reporter in South Jersey, Narducci has also served as a beat writer for the 76ers, a backup Eagles and Sixers writer and has covered all the professional and colleges in the Philadelphia area. Among his duties at The Inquirer over the years, Narducci has covered one Super Bowl, two World Series and three NBA all-star games. Most recently he has covered the Philadelphia Union soccer team and this season will be adding college basketball duties, paying specific attention to St. Joseph’s. A life-long Southern New Jersey resident, Narducci is a 1977 graduate of Paul VI High and 1981 graduate of Glassboro State College (now Rowan University). Email Marc at and follow him on Twitter.

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